International climate policy to make the Paris Agreement a success

International climate policy to make the Paris Agreement a success

Friday, 17 June 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

The real work is just beginning: Prof Edenhofer explores the issues for international climate policy “post-Paris”. The Paris Agreement could be a milestone for international climate diplomacy if the introduction of effective tools succeeds. National minimum prices for CO2 emissions combined with international climate finance could be a way to put the Paris Agreement into practice. Keywords in this context are the global carbon budget, two degrees target, the need for negative emissions, game theory and how this impacts climate.

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Ottmar Edenhofer is Deputy Director and Chief Economist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Professor of the Economics of Climate Change of the Technical University Berlin. Moreover, he is Director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) as well as adviser to the World Bank regarding issues of economic growth and climate protection. From 2008 to 2015 he served as Co-Chair of WGIII of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In this capacity he led the Fifth Assessment Report Cycle and co-edited the AR5 Climate Change 2014 - Mitigation of Climate Change as well as the IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN). He has published in journals including SciencePNASNature Climate Change and has authored a number of books.

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